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07-28-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,298
Posted By Beaker

Background - I've been the results guy for a...

Background - I've been the results guy for a local race for the last 7yrs or so, and can say that the number of times getting a fix is more complicated than it appears exceeds the number of times...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,373
Posted By Beaker

I've had a light & motion TAZ1200 (1200 lumen)...

I've had a light & motion TAZ1200 (1200 lumen) headlamp for a few years that I routinely run at 600lumens, as that's supposed to give me 2-3hrs run time (1.5hrs at 1200). I pair that with a helmet...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,853
Posted By Beaker

I have this kit from a couple of years back, for...

I have this kit from a couple of years back, for when I'm not in my club kit

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/944x1286/capogs13_a415482e14bd1fb79fa219a7057a954c4eb370c7.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,780
Posted By Beaker

I ran a powertap SL+ hub built into a Williams 30...

I ran a powertap SL+ hub built into a Williams 30 rim on my CAAD10 for several years - no fuss, very reliable, solid. Recently, prompted by a desire to upgrade wheels or get a new bike, I bought a...
03-03-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,800
Posted By Beaker

I've ridden it 2 or 3 times in the last couple of...

I've ridden it 2 or 3 times in the last couple of months - only a relatively small section of cyclocross, although not all of it is ridable - there was at least one part last week that required a...
01-03-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 125,678
Posted By Beaker

Well dagnabit - there was me riding up Diablo on...

Well dagnabit - there was me riding up Diablo on Jan 1 and I thought "wait, was that DiabloScott descending just then? Gee it's sure been a while since I was on BF".

And lo - you got me at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,970
Posted By Beaker

This is really important. I'm not sure what type...

This is really important. I'm not sure what type of ride you're looking to join, but all rides have a tempo, and the first time you join a group, you have no idea if the hell-for-leather pace that...
12-30-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,732
Posted By Beaker

The chron has a write up about Herman that was in...

The chron has a write up about Herman that was in the print version today.

Berkeley educator who died in bike crash is mourned - SFGate...
12-29-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,732
Posted By Beaker

Ugh - I started writing a post about what the...

Ugh - I started writing a post about what the appropriate response to this tragedy is, but somehow the potential to go off into the land of blame feels too high. It turns out that I've ridden HOP-M...
12-27-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,732
Posted By Beaker

Ugh - this is just awful news. I hate to...

Ugh - this is just awful news.

I hate to have this be the reason for me to pop up back here again, but suffice to say - stay safe folks.
04-20-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Beaker

i completely agree with SkyeC. When I relocated...

i completely agree with SkyeC. When I relocated to the bay area in 2000, my relo company representative told me that wherever you end up, you'll probably end up sacrificing something - maybe it's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,851
Posted By Beaker

Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery,...

Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery, 10 wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By Beaker

If you kept going, chances are it wasn't exercise...

If you kept going, chances are it wasn't exercise induced asthma. On the rare occasion I have an asthma attack/exacerbation it takes a lot more than a minute to resolve. It's also not associated with...
01-12-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,036,989
Posted By Beaker

Huh - like a coffee version of Hooters. I...

Huh - like a coffee version of Hooters. I wouldn't want to be operating an espresso machine in, err, beach wear though.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By Beaker

Sounds like a great idea. I'm curious where she...

Sounds like a great idea. I'm curious where she would commute to/from since the terrain can be pretty uncompromising around here - I like commuting on my road bike as I appreciate the responsiveness...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 152,332
Posted By Beaker

Kudos to the folks posting in this thread riding...

Kudos to the folks posting in this thread riding with such low temps. Worst I contend with here are upper 20's. Still we get some crazy inversion layers when I go up and over the hills that can lead...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-14, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 152,332
Posted By Beaker

4th commute of the year today. Woke just before...

4th commute of the year today. Woke just before 5, half convinced I wasn't going to bother getting kitted up and heading out on the bike. Felt tired and lethargic.

5:20AM mid-30's start...
01-06-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 169,681
Posted By Beaker

Youtube's for closers only ;-)

Youtube's for closers only





;-)
01-05-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,036,989
Posted By Beaker

Grolby - just saw your post in the training...

Grolby - just saw your post in the training status thread and posted my experiences with having an intramedullar pin for a broken collarbone there. I can honestly say that I feel 100% normal after I...
01-05-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,228
Posted By Beaker

Your situation sounds like mine - I ended up...

Your situation sounds like mine - I ended up being off the road for ~ 3months. I got on the trainer pretty early on though and started running too 2-3wks post surgery. By the time I had my pin...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,987
Posted By Beaker

Like others - once, save for commuting when it's...

Like others - once, save for commuting when it's an AM then PM proposition. How many days do you wear your underwear for?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By Beaker

A year of riding and racing with no injuries. ...

A year of riding and racing with no injuries.

Got more serious about commuting by bike (with transit).

Promoted my first race.

Had fun, made new friends and strengthened existing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,393
Posted By Beaker

Decided to head out early for some solo base...

Decided to head out early for some solo base miles - 85mi, 4900ft loop to Morgan Territory here in the East Bay. The roads were beautifully empty early AM. We're having an odd winter though - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,662
Posted By Beaker

Wait, what? Bikes don't have a run-in period. All...

Wait, what? Bikes don't have a run-in period. All the gears should be usable from first ride.
01-01-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 169,681
Posted By Beaker

That's a great time, Chris. Sub 16 on that hill...

That's a great time, Chris. Sub 16 on that hill puts you in rare air.
12-31-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,225
Posted By Beaker

Yeah, I jumped in with the U30 group a couple of...

Yeah, I jumped in with the U30 group a couple of years back as a spry 40 yr old. No one seemed too concerned at reg since the "results" aren't recorded.
12-31-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,228
Posted By Beaker

Not this year...carrying too many lbs and having...

Not this year...carrying too many lbs and having done it 3x in the last 4yrs I'd only be disappointed with my time. I'll be logging some Jan 1 base miles across the bay instead. The first race that...
12-31-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,228
Posted By Beaker

Why are you worried about your peak power on dec...

Why are you worried about your peak power on dec 31st? Unless you're planning to peak for the Early bird crits (I wouldn't) you've plenty of time to address this.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Beaker

It would help if your goals were more specific -...

It would help if your goals were more specific - as they stand they aren't measurable, so it's hard to say how you might best use a power meter to achieve them.

i'd think about something like
...
12-27-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By Beaker

That's bit of a haul from Marin circle - I'd try...

That's bit of a haul from Marin circle - I'd try Los Angeles and then take a left on Spruce and follow that all the way to the 5-way intersection with grizzly peak and wildcat.
12-27-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,228
Posted By Beaker

Don't be the next Kim Flint.

Don't be the next Kim Flint.
12-27-13, 12:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,807
Posted By Beaker

Sorry folks, looks like Sunday isn't going to...

Sorry folks, looks like Sunday isn't going to work for me after all. Have fun and post pics.
12-24-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Beaker

A big +1 for adding a wind vest to your list. Not...

A big +1 for adding a wind vest to your list. Not only are they very versatile, having one allows you to give visibility to your teams sponsors during colder rides when you'd be covering your kit up...
12-22-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By Beaker

Nice! I've been using an Ortleib back pack for my...

Nice! I've been using an Ortleib back pack for my commuting adventures, and am I impressed with their simplicity, sturdy design and apparent water proof properties.

do you have a link to that...
12-22-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,036,989
Posted By Beaker

I definitely had more pain post-op than pre-op,...

I definitely had more pain post-op than pre-op, but I think that's a direct consequence of how much wrenching, wrangling and power tool usage the orthopedic surgeon gets to enjoy while you're under....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By Beaker

this is is one of the best resources out there on...

this is is one of the best resources out there on adjusting your rear derailleur. Your description really sounds like a derailleur adjustment problem - if you find that you can switch gears very...
12-08-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,036,989
Posted By Beaker

Looks like every winter on my side of the east...

Looks like every winter on my side of the east bay hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-13, 12:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,153
Posted By Beaker

Trolltastic thread

Trolltastic thread
12-02-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By Beaker

If you're looking for favorable weather I'd...

If you're looking for favorable weather I'd continue down I-5 until you hit So Cal
12-02-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,225
Posted By Beaker

...although I do agree that the 2013 edition was...

...although I do agree that the 2013 edition was a ****-show. I had the bruises to prove it.
12-02-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,225
Posted By Beaker

But it's not Patterson Pass!

But it's not Patterson Pass!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Beaker

Might not be a bad thing to drink, but that...

Might not be a bad thing to drink, but that website is note exactly an impartial. scientifically unbiased viewpoint.

"What the FDA doesn't want you to know"….
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By Beaker

I agree with gregf. Elevation by GPS can be...

I agree with gregf. Elevation by GPS can be pretty wildly inaccurate - if you examine a GPS track and see how your ride can be traced +/- 10-20ft of your actual position in 2 dimensions at any given...
12-01-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,794
Posted By Beaker

That clip of Mamola is unbelievable. As...

That clip of Mamola is unbelievable.

As someone who's enjoyed high siding a road bike in the past, I'm wondering if anyone has any good pics of a rider cornering in either of the two extremes?
12-01-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By Beaker

For my $0.02, I've heard a lot of anti-Prius...

For my $0.02, I've heard a lot of anti-Prius driver rhetoric and I don't really buy into it. They were a novelty on the roads a few years ago and then as hey became more ubiquitous around here,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Beaker

A couple of additional thoughts. First, you may...

A couple of additional thoughts. First, you may have more of a death grip on the bars than you realize when you're in these situations (group rides or races I assume) - consider trying to...
11-30-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By Beaker

^^The article states that the driver sped around...

^^The article states that the driver sped around the cyclist after exchanging words and then braked - we all know that cars can stop in a much shorter distance than a bike can.

Remember this...
11-30-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,225
Posted By Beaker

Just to be an annoying pedant, the Early Bird...

Just to be an annoying pedant, the Early Bird Road Race doesn't climb Patterson Pass, it starts in the town of Patterson several miles to the south and follows Del Puerto Canyon. There. I feel better...
11-27-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,225
Posted By Beaker

Fremont is pretty much guaranteed ice-free. Early...

Fremont is pretty much guaranteed ice-free. Early bird road race.....not so much.
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